WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

STUDY GUIDE

EXAM 1

 

Read chapter 3, study the unit 1 terms, and review your lecture notes.

 

FROM YOUR TEXTBOOK

 

1)  STUDY THE FOLLOWING MAPS:

       A)  Landform regions

       B)  Climate regions

       C)  Vegetation regions

       D)  Agricultural regions

       E)   Ethnic core regions

       F)   U.S. population density

 

2)  Understand the term sunbelt migration.

 

3)  Know the three major zones where North America’s mineral resources are located.

 

4)  What percentage of the United States’ labor force is involved in the quaternary sector?

 

5)  What percentage of the United States’ legal immigrants come from Middle and South America?

 

6)  Where are the highest concentration of Baptists located in the U.S.?

 

7)  What percentage of Canada’s workforce is involved in the tertiary and quaternary sectors?

 

ADDITIONAL HINTS (mainly from the lectures)

 

  • Where was the U.S. Rust Belt located?
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  • What are the first world countries or regions?
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  • Who are the Cajuns?
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  • Name the tectonic and gradational processes.
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  • What are the populations and growth rates for the world and the U.S.?
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  • Understand the Law of 70.
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  • Understand latitude and longitude.
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  • What is a post-industrial transformation?
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  • Where are the large conurbations located in the U.S. and Canada?
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  • Know some important measures of development.
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  • Understand the Demographic Transition.
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  • Know the three parts of the Great Central Valley.
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  • Know where precipitation is high and low in the U.S.
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  • What is the Fall Line?
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  • Where is the rainshadow in the Sierra Nevada and the Casades?
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  • Where are the most French speaking Canadians located?
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  • There will be a matching section on vegetation zones.
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  • There will be a matching section on landform regions.

 

ESSAY

 

1)  List eight possible reasons discussed in class why the gap in living standards between rich and poor nations has been increasing.

 

2)  In essay form, discuss what measures could be taken to help poor nations develop and possibly narrow the gap.

 

BRING SCANTRON FORM 886.

Last Updated: 3/14/2012 1:27 PM